Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance healthcare providers’ understanding of hereditary cancer syndromes, with emphasis on two of the most common syndromes: hereditary breast/ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations) and hereditary colon cancer, including Lynch syndrome and polyposis (multiple polyps). After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three goals of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Name three cancers for which there are effective prevention and/or screening interventions for patients at high hereditary risk
  • Identify three limitations of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Discuss how the interprofessional healthcare team should collaborate to promote educational goals related to three hereditary cancer syndromes

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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